A very unique — yet nevertheless hilarious — New York-based comedy show will be visiting Philadelphia on March 11. In town for just one night, “Brett Davis Is Not Real: A One-Man Nightmare” will be held at the Good Good Comedy Theater in Chinatown.
Of course, don’t let the show’s title fool you: Mr. Brett Davis is all too real, which is great, as he is a comedic force heralded by audiences and fellow comedians alike. He is the most recent winner of the coveted Andy Kaufman Award, which recognizes new talent in the spirit of its namesake; past winners include such nationally recognized comedians as Reggie Watts and Kristen Schaal. He wrote and produced the IFC series “Boy Band” and currently hosts a weekly live public access TV show, “The Special Without Brett Davis,” which has counted Oscar nominee Michael Shannon and infamous ECW wrestler New Jack as guests.
“In this show you'll see ‘Brett Davis’ perform as various horrible yet sensitive characters, ranging from sex demigods to depressed poetry professors,” Davis says, making sure to surround his own name in quotes. “This show is a showcase for them all, the result of countless nights of being the weird guy at the stand-up show with the bag of wigs.”